Care of the Skin
DEMONSTRATES GOOD HABITS OF CLEANLINESS. SHOWS THE PROPER WAY TO WASH HANDS & FACE, TO CLEAN NAILS & TO BATHE. ANIMATED DRAWINGS DESCRIBE THE STRUCTURE OF THE SKIN & EXPLAIN WHY SOAP IS NECESSARY FOR CLEANLINESS.
Ken Smith sez: This film shows the daily grooming rituals of three terrible child actors -- Fred, Billy, and tubby Virginia -- as it tries to encourage young viewers to keep their "living coat of armor" clean. Interspersed with shots of soapy washcloths and toenail clipping are XCU animation of sweat glands and skin pores, gruesome footage of kids with disgusting skin infections, and lots of shots of nude Fred as he takes his bath.
Cat licking its paws; small child; girl in bathroom; child washing hands; washing face;
CU skin animation; baby playing in small rolling vehicles; dermatologist examines boy with eczema
boy with skin disease on face; athlete's foot; chapped hands;
boy taking a bath; also shows boy's butt while he dries off towel; children sleeping;
ANIMATION SKIN CLEANLINESS BATHS BATHING SOAP HYGIENE HEALTH Danger Lurks Safety
Subject: virginia's spit bath
Subject: soap, lots of soap...
Subject: Hurry Up, Virginia! I Wanna Wash!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Is that why the kids are in the bathroom all the time?